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the united nations general assembly in new york death row inmate troy davis is scheduled to die tonight but supporters say that they have not given up the fight to save him. he was convicted of killing a georgia police officer to decades ago but since then nearly all of the witnesses who testified against him have recanted their stories. this morning prison officials denied a request by davis's lawyers to allow him to take a polygraph test to prove his innocence supporters said that there will urge the district attorney to rest the court judge to cancel the troy davis death warrant. >>a powerful typhoon made landfall this morning in western japan. four deaths are blamed on the storm in more than a million people up and told to evacuate their homes during due to heavy flooding forecasters said that the typhoon as winds that more than 160 mi. per hour and could do more than 17 in. of rain in some places the typhoon may affect fukushima daiichi nuclear plant is damaged last march by a devastating earthquake and tsunami to nato soldiers were killed in separate insurgent attacks in souther
are exercising free speech. mat.d ei we io n actere >>> they're at it again at the united nations general assembly while iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad gave his speech, dozens of diplomats from the u.s. and other countries got up and walked out. during his anti-american speech ahmadinejad called the u.s. slave masters and accused the united states of causing two world wars using nuclear bombs against defenseless people. >>> last week's spy agency assertion of the embassy attack. >> reporter: it was last week afghanistan's capital kabul's u.s. embassy came under attack from rockets. u.s. officials now say pakistan was involved. before a senate committee chief chairman admiral mike mullen testified the terror group behind the attack and the pakistani spy agency are one and the same. >> the network acts as an arm for pakistan's internal service intelligence agency. >> reporter: admiral mullen added the united states has credible intelligence linking the isi to a june 28th attack on an intercontinental hotel in kabul. >> they conducted that truck bo
controversial leader to address the united nations general assembly took the stage today. senior correspondent eric shawn reports on the dramatic appearance of iran's president. >> reporter: he appeared to be praying before he ascended the u.n. podium. when he did, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad predictably used his starry moment to tend the world's problems on united states and israel, what he calls the zionist state. when he again questioned 9/11, that prompted the two american delegates to walk out. >> who used the mysterious 9/11 incident to attack afghanistan and iran. killing, injuring and displacing millions in two countries. >> reporter: they turned out not to be the only ones who had enough. the french high-tailed it when he questioned the holocaust. as he continued, there was a flow of pinstripes heading for the exits. giving ahmadinejad the ultimate diplomatic snub. they missed him implying that usama bin laden was murdered to cover up the truth. >> instead of finding him, the fact-finding team they killed the main perpetrator. and through his body -- pushed his body in the s
nations general assembly. i want to talk to you about president obama, because he's come to new york today. it's obviously a big day for him and the assembly. he's chosen today to announce his attack now on the financial crisis in america. which is to tax the rich in a much heavier way. what is your reaction to that as a world leader? >> as prime minister of norway, i fully understand it. compared to, perhaps norway, rich people pay much less taxes in the u.s. than in norway. >> what is the comparative taxation? >> in norway, the average tax on people earning more than 1 million will be around 50% or something. >> so significantly higher? >> yeah. >> so i understand that there has to be a balance. i think everyone understands there has to be a balance between income and expenditures. when you have a deficit, you need to reduce expenditures. at the same time, it may be a good idea to increase income. and those who have most, who most probably also contribute a bit more than they do today. >> how kenned are you about what's happening with the european union. look at greece which is on the ve
to members of the united nations general assembly. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ >>> time for a check of today's top stories. two american hikers released from an iranian prison last week are back in the u.s. josh fattal and shane bauer landed at jfk airport last hour after being freed wednesday. they were held for more than two years in iran on spy charges. the men are scheduled to appear at a news conference in new york later this afternoon and cnn will have live coverage of the event. >>> a mass grave believed to hold more than 1,200 victims from a 1996 massacre has been found in libya. the grave was discovered by libyan opposition fighters last month in tripoli. a member of libya's transitional government says it could take years to identify the victims. >>> 19 people were killed today including two americans when a small plane crashed in nepal. it was returning from a sight-seeing tour when they hit a mountain and broke into pie
a pressure cooker at the u.n. today. the united nations general assembly is now in session with world leaders facing a showdown over palestinian statehood. palestinian president mahmoud abbas wants of the u.n. to vote on palestinian membership as early as this week. but the u.s. and israel are deeply opposed to the move. nbc's ron allen is live at the u.n. for us. ron, what's the president saying about this? >> reporter: well, the president, the secretary of state, the united states basically has been saying they will veto any move by the palestinians to get statehood before the security council. it's just a nonstarter. the u.s. position is that the road to peace goes through r ramallah, the palestinian capital and tel-aviv and israel. they have made it clear they will not support this. the united states also does not want to be left in the position of standing with israel, perhaps against much of the rest of the outside world, vetoing a measure that favors the palestinians, particularly in the context of the arab spring. so the u.s. is trying to jump-start negotiations, which seem to be happ
obama stood beside israel and the cause of peace when he addressed the united nations general assembly. i rise today to also stand beside our ally and friend, israel, and the goal of a two-state solution. i firmly believe that only a two-state solution can lead to a lasting peace between israel and the palestinian people. unfortunately, we're heading down a path that will not lead to a lasting peace. involvement by the united nations general assembly will not lead to a solution but will act as a disruptive force. i would urge the parties to use the time in new york to begin a constructive dialogue towards agreement on final status issues. if peace is to be achievable, then we must break through the cycle of failure that is too often plagued -- that has too often plagued negotiations. u.n. action will not resolve the issues acting as a roadblock to peace. it is important also to notice the president has stated that peace will not come until each side -- and i quote the president here -- learns to stand in each other's shoes, learns to stand in each other's shoes." end quote. each party
leaderers are gathering in new york city for the annual opening of the united nations general assembly. the palestinians' bid for full membership is expected to dominate the meetings. the united nations all 193 nations, are representeded in the general assembly. you can consider the general assembly really the main policy making body of the u.n., like our congress. but each country, rich or poor, small or large, gets equal representation. one vote. a full range of international issues is on the table, including historic talks today on diseases such as hiv, diabetes and cancer. but the big question weighing over this session is whether the u.n. will recognize palestine as a state. let's go straight to our senior state department producer elise labott. we understand that the u.n. secretary-general and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas met today. do you have any details about the meeting? >> we're hearing from the palestinians and from the united nations president abbas told ban ki-moon he's making good on his promise to go to the u.n. security council later this week to apply for f
, the president will make remarks to the united nations general assembly. it was announced last week that the palestinian president would seek unanimous vote -- recognition from the state -- for the state of palestine -- seek united nations recognition for the state of palestine, something in that bid states is opposed to. caller: thank you for taking my call, and i do respect the commander in chief. i have been in the service. i was in the air force during the vietnam era. i am retired now at my age. i like some of the things the president said, as far as getting more backbone. i think the president as the commander-in-chief, has to be decisive in his decision. however, i have seen this country over the last 40-plus years slowly deteriorated because of all the things that have been happening in our government. the government is here to serve the people, not the other way around. i would like to see the government actually take a less active role in telling the people how they should live their lives, ok? what i would like to see happen from the commander-in-chief is that he does giv
trip to the united nations general assembly. while there he delivered a passionate plea for palestinian statehood. the u.n. security council could start debating the issue as early as tomorrow. the u.s. delegation has threatened to veto the palestinian statehood plans. >>> and 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street after the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we were telling but the protests last week -- telling you about the protests last week. they were protesting what they say is a financial system that favors the rich at the expense of everybody else. police set up protest zones. demonstrators ignored those, having stayed in the areas. >>> 40,000 pounds of potentially dangerous grounds beef headed for schools in georgia. that's being recalled now by the department of agriculture and a texas meat company. tests found the e. coli bacteria, e. coli can cause kidney failure in severe cases. the usda says most of the meat never made it out of the warehouse in georgia, and they have no reports of anybody getting sick. ten minutes past the hour. >>> pmy apologi
-- [applause] he assured the members of the general assembly, he urged the united nations to recognize the inalienable rights of the palestinians. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. president arafat again addressed the assembly. the palestinian people adopted the session held that same year in algeria. when we adopted this program, we were taking a painful and very difficult step for all of us. especially those, including myself, that lost their home, their towns, and their villages, carrying some of our belongings. and the keys to our homes. the diaspora in 1948. one of the worst operations of removal of a vibrant and cohesive society. the cultural, education, an economic renaissance of the arab middle east. because of our conviction, and because we have the courage to make difficult decisions, we have decided to adopt the path of relativism. that is the correct part of this great historic -- against our people. only 22% of the territory of historic palestine. our goal is the territory occupied by israel in 1967. we made a m
third address to the united nations general assembly. live coverage on line starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span.org. the president is expected to address the middle east peace process. the president spoke yesterday on libya, touting it as a model of what the international community can achieve. that's where we will begin this morning, with your take on the role of the u.n. and world affairs. >> libya is a lesson in what the international community can achieve when we stand together as one. i said at the beginning of this process, we cannot and should not intervene every time there is injustice in the world, yet it is also true that there are problems where the world could have and should have summoned the will to prevent the killing of innocents on a horrific scale. we are forever haunted by the atrocities we did not prevent and the lives we did not save. this time was different. this time we, through the united nations, found the courage and the collective will to act. host: let me begin with the front page of "the washington times." they said this. host: let me show
to winning back the jewish vote? next week the united nations general assembly takes place, palestinian statehood will be on the agenda, and they are looking to see how the president acts. >> reporter: it's whether or not it's a problem of perception or reality. what i can tell you is the obama campaign is actively reaching out to the jewish community certainly to all of their base, but to the jewish community to shore up support among jewish voters. here at the white house they're not saying anything about losing support among jewish voters. instead, they're trying to reinforce the notion that the administration remains a strong supporter of israel and jay carney, in fact, repeated several times this week the endorsement, strong endorsement, from israel's prime minister that the u.s. remains strong or this administration has been committed to israel's security. so, that's the message that they're trying to push forward. but as you pointed out, all of this coming into sharper focus as the president heads to the u.n. general assembly next week and this issue of palestinian statehood will
in central park rather than speaking at the united nations general assembly. he is a murderer, his actions, his acts of terrorismism tend from lebanon, iraq, afghanistan to buenos be air race. >> reporter: during his speech there are traditionally walkouts by a variety of the delegations, usuallyily by the united states. the canadians, though, won't have that opportunity. they reportedly are not even sending their ambassador to sit inside the hall to listen to ahmadinejad in the first place. back to you, jon. jon: yeah. could be a colossal waste of time for a lot of those diplomats. eric shawn, thanks. jenna: well, waste of time especially when there's so much to do. there's a lot going on today. jon: there is. jenna: americans all over the country will be taking part in tonight's fox news/google debate. it's for very first time ever. republican presidential candidates will answer questions submitted by you and questions that have been voted on by the public. you can take part in this interactive debate, shannon bream is live in orlando with more on this. >> reporter: hi, jenna. it all sta
ahmadinejad is to have this release before he speaks before the united nations general assembly, stands on the world stage, and he is scheduled to arrive in new york on monday, savannah, so the clock is ticking. >> all right. ann curry on the story again in tehran. ann, thank you. >>> let's check on some of the other top stories of the morning. natalie morales is over at the news desk. good morning, natalie. >>> good morning everyone. television evangelist pat robertson is under fire for comments he made about alzheimers disease on his "700 club program." he gave this response to a caller whose friend was dating other women while his wife was ill with alzheimer's. >> here's the loved one. this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years, and suddenly that person is gone. they're gone. they are gone. if you respect that vow, you say till death do us part, this is the kind of death. >> robertson went on to say he encourages the spouse to divorce before dating again. the alzheimer's foundation of america responded, saying that his comments feed misconceptions about the dis
on the world stage when he speaks are for the united nations general assembly but in a signs that his controversial rhetoric has not changed on sunday he reiterated his position that 9/11 was "a complicated plan devised as a pretext for the occupation of afghanistan and iraq." there is a lot to ask about including new concerns about their nuclear ambitions and we are now working to bring you that interview tomorrow morning on "today." now back to you, savannah. >> we will be waiting for it. thank you so much. 7:12 nouchlt here's matt. >> savannah, thank you. jacqueline kennedy was one of the most beloved icons in american history, also pretty private. now the world is getting to see a side of her only friends and family new with the release of a new book and audiotapes. andrea mitchell has details. >> reporter: jacqueline kennedy is heard giving her impressions for the very first time. ee emerges as a much more complex historical figure as does her husband, the president. there are also some startling candid evocative portraits of figures in her own words. it was only months after her
representative to the united nations from 2002 to 2006. during this period he was chairman of the fourth committee of special political and decolonization of the 60th u.n. general assembly. vice president of the economic and social council from 2004 and 2005 and vice president of the u.n. conference on illicit trade and small arms and light weapons in all its aspects in 2001. . began his career in 1992, serving as charge kay defair as azerbaijan's commission. he was the 47th through 56th sessions of the united nations general assembly. having joined the ministry of foreign affairs of azerbaijan in 1989, the ambassador has held the post of political officer first secretary, and deputy director of the ministries department of information and political analysis, as well as director of department of international organizations. i took up oriental studies of state university in 1972 and received the school's highest degree in 197 . he did postgraduate research as russia's academy of science in moscow. in the early 1990's he also studied for a year at the diplomatic academy of russia's foreign
nations general assembly is meeting this week in new york and with us now are two presidents attending the meetings. former colombian president arube vice chair of the u.n.'s gaza flotilla investigation commission. and the georgian president, friend of my parents, telling stories about my father. >> he's crazy, your father. >> totally. ten times more than her even. i was telling her, like two years ago we were in croatia know he was jumping from the top of the theater and in my bravest dreams i would never consider getting there. >> he's 80 something. >> he likes to swim. >> it's amazing. >> itas maizing. >> also joining the table nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports" andrea mitchell. >> thank you. >> we still have eugene robinson and mike murphy in washington with us. so that's great. >> so what do you expect to happen this week? is there going to be a lot of talk? you've obviously been conducting an investigation. you expect that to go under a lot of attention this week on the flotilla? >> of course. we worked for one year on this inquiry. on s
to the united facials ahead of next week's general assembly. that's when palestinian authority president abbas plans to make a bid for u.n. membership. >> jon: thaet, apparently the united nations is bring your own mother [bleep] chair. (laughter) >> jon: the u.n. provides the translators, you provide the chair, and head phone rentals are $3. (laughter) small price to play to steal and kill with diplomatic immunity. oh, really. (laughter) oh really. (applause) believe me, you get one of them diplomatic licence plates [bleep] red lights. (laughter) the chairs have always been an impressive part of the u.n.. the turks have their otto-man empire. sweden brought their national chair, the glurke. (laughter) and unassembled pile of wood and of course -- (applause) >> australian relies on pouchie, the world's most patient kangaroo. pouchie. joining the u.n. isn't as simple as just bringing a chair. >> when i received an-- from a state for an admission into the united nations, i review all these technical issues, whether this is in proper form. >> jon: really there is an application process for joinin
to throw some fuel into the fire here. for an already tense session at the united nations, the general assembly is trying to deal with the palestinian authority's intention of putting in a request for u.n. membership. that would essentially force the world to recognize palestinian statehood without any direct negotiations between the palestinian authority and israel and it's a very dangerous slope as far as president obama is concerned. he spent his time at the podium urging the palestinian authority not to do that. but at this point, there's no indication that they are not going to go forward. the u.s., of course, has that option of vetoing the request outright. it would put an end to it. there's concern that the u.s. does that, there could be a backlash of violence in the middle east so a very precarious situation today. and mahmoud ahmadinejad's arrival here at the u.n. to speak is not putting anyone at ease. that's the latest from here at the u.n. let's take it back to you guys. >> all right, thank you very much for the live report from the east side of manhattan. >> now to the oth
that is front and center the syrian representative addressing the general assembly. than then >>jonathan: very interesting and it was not president assad deciding not to come to the united nations leaving the country at the moment would be difficult for him at it is in the grip of so much violence. the foreign minister instead addressed the general assembly today and he put the blame for all the violence on foreign intervention as he called it. listen. >> syria exercises its responsibility to protect its citizens. it has acted to guarantee the safety and stability and vigilance against the danger of foreign intervention that assumed a different form with every passing day and challenging it does not mean underestimating popular. >>jonathan: the united nations have said that syrian security forces have killed some 2,700 citizens in the last few months. trace? >>trace: thank you, jonathan from new york. vanderbilt university threatening to shut down some religious groups on campus if they don't follow the school's nondiscrimination policy. that means the groups must allow people different faiths
before. there's an important week coming up, the general assembly for the united nations. talk us through why next week is so important and why we should be focused on what's happening specifically with our ally israel. >> well, this is the week when all the heads of state and government come 20 a-- come to address the general assembly, president obama will speak on wednesday. it's going to be a bad week for israel. number one, we've got the so-called durbay-3 conference which will reamp the declaration reached in durbin, south africa that says israel is a racist state and therefore illegitimate and the palestinians apparently defying the obama administration's wish, they're going to press their resolution, whether in the general assembly or the security council to have palestine quote unquote declared a state and if they run there that through the general assembly they will prevail. so it's a lot of efforts at the political level, at the u.n., to isolate israel, to make life very difficult for it, combined with the strategic uncertainty militarily and politically in the region. i think i
is hoping to inch closer to statehood recognition from the united nations. that's despite the u.s. push, though, to reseem peace talks first. about plans to submit his request for a full u.n. membership today, just before addressing the secretary-general assembly. >>> closing arguments are expected today in the case of amanda knox. she is hoping to have the murder conviction for the bedeath of a rum mate overturned. a verdict is expected early next month. >>> scientists continue to track that dead satellite expected to fall to earth some time this afternoon or evening. the latest calculations indicate, though, that it will not be over the u.s., over canada or mexico, during that time. >>> and stay it ain't so. summer is officially behind us. fall begins this morning. and in mexico, they marked the beginning of the autumn equinox. tourists and locals descended on the mayan ruins, where the sun comes straight through the main gate of a 1,500-year-old temple. >> it's fall over there. cold weather, back to coats and scarves. >> areas that have suffered from the flooding so long. ever since
by the general assembly of the security council. but these resolutions were in vain. we go to the united nations to demand full and legal rights, which is the full membership of the state in this organization. we convey with our palestinian delegation, our people to achieve this goal and to put in and to the slaughter. and we enjoy our rights, enjoy our freedom and independence in the palestinian state on the borders of both of june 1967 with jerusalem, if jerusalem as the capital as our nation. our efforts, our continuous efforts as to reach through negotiations a solution to end the occupation and to lead to the establishment of an independent palestinian state is now reaching had longer. because of the policy of the israeli government that is rejecting, negotiations on the basis of the international legal resolutions and signed with the plo, and it's a policy of settlements as the jewish approach to jerusalem will never lead to the solution of the two countries based on the 1967 border. i will go to the united nations with big hope to have and gained this membership of our state. and this wil
the streets for the u.n. general assembly. a pretty symbolic move here, given that the united states has already said that it would veto the move. a short time after abbas stoke, benjamin netanyahu had has chance to fire back. listen to a little bit of both measures. >>. >> translator: this is a moment of truth. our people are waiting to hear the answer of the words. will it allow israel to continue the last occupation in the world? >> the palestinians should first make peace with israel. and then get their state. >> behind the scenes negotiators put together a rough timeline for further peace talks between israeli and palestinian leaders. >>> a team of scientists on trial in italy for failing to predict what some say is impossible to predict, an earthquake. we're back in 90 seconds. stay with us. to stretch around h over 190 times. each brita filter can take up to 300 of those bottles out of the equation. helps defends against occasional justconstipation, diarrhea,alth probiotic cap a day up to 300 of those bottles gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance yo
a member of the united nations but it will become an observer if the general assembly votes. this will get them access to membership and it is a step forward. i would not be in favor of this if united states had put forward any comprehensive peace proposal as president obama has announced. one, a freeze on all is really settlements and also based on the 1967 borders. if they would put forward that proposal as a basis point of negotiation, both the palestinians and the carter center would be in favor of peace talks based on those issues. the israelis are not willing to accept those proposals and president obama is not willing to make that effort. as an alternative to the stalemate, we reluctantly would support the palestinian move for recognition in the general assembly. >> one final question, what can you in the carter center do to help educate the members of congress on working in developing countries with respect for the individuals rather than going in with a heavy hand? >> nothing. [laughter] i do not think congress is receptive to any and vice from the carter center. i still maintain
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